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Engineers Without Borders: Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Redefine your 9 to 5. Use your skills and experience to help socially-minded startups grow their businesses. These social ventures are reshaping the systems in which they work by applying innovation and passion to their everyday — you can too. The Fellow ...
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Habitat for Humanity Canada: Volunteer Building Projects

Global Village volunteers work alongside families in need to build simple, decent, affordable homes in communities around the world. A Global Village trip can be a life changing experience for you, the community you visit, and the families whose lives are ...
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Combine conservation projects with community development and adventure programmes and make a Gap Year, Career Break or Summer Holiday a Life Changing experience! Placement types include marine conservation, various teaching and community projects. Project ...
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Work with indigenous people in community based programs that promote autonomy and quality of life. Some programs include setting up mobile dental clinics to serve children, developing teaching curriculum with teachers in Nicaragua and Nepal. Working on a ...
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Ready for a different kind of travel experience? Developing World Connections is a non-profit organization that offers individuals and groups of any age and background the opportunity to help those in need in the developing world through International Vol ...
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The Leap provides a variety of voluntary work and sporting programmes all round the world. They uniquely combine the exciting elements of adventure travel with helping on sustainable eco-tourism/safari, conservation and community projects. All Leap projec ...
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Soft Power Education provides volunteer opportunities for participants to help improve the educational facilities of schools in Uganda. Volunteers come from countries around the world to live and work in Uganda while living within the local community, exp ...
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Involvement Volunteers Association Inc. (IVI) helps volunteers from over 16 countries to participate in the many and varied volunteer placements available in an increasing number of lands around the world. Projects include social and community services as ...
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Globe Aware , a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back. Every activity in which we engage is intended to accomplis ...
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Community partners and volunteer groups live and work together and are co-beneficiaries in programs that promote increased understanding, self-sustainability, and quality of life.
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Alive Foundation's Volunteer Work-Camps bring together between 35 and 40 volunteers from all over the world. During these programmes, volunteers live together in simple housing structures in a community to partake in voluntary work which lasts for a maxim ...
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Greenforce offers international volunteer placements in areas of animal and environmental conservation, humanitarian work and social work. Volunteers can work with penguin rescue projects, orphanage work, in mountain schools, Amazon conservation and Red C ...
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Programmes offered by the African Conservation Trust are projects conceived by Africans and implemented by Africans to achieve self-sustained funding for environmental research in Southern Africa. The difference between the Trust and other volunteer organ ...
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The Solar Sisters Programme invites volunteers with a commitment to environmental justice and equitable distribution of resources to volunteer their time installing solar panels in remote Nepalese villages. All volunteers are welcome, one only needs the w ...
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The Akha Heritage Foundation's chief work with the Akha is providing security for human rights, and repairing damage which has been done to the community. Communities with protected human rights flourish, communities without human rights drop into despair ...
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A wide variety of different international volunteer short term projects, including: work with orphans and other socially disadvantaged children environmental and nature protection activities, ecology, gardening and forestry renovation and restoration ...
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Ugunja Community Resource Centre (UCRC) welcomes open-minded, motivated individuals eager to learn from and contribute to small-scale, community-based development initiatives. International placements are available within a range of programs and activitie ...
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Madventurer community projects focus on building basic infrastructure to assist local community development. Their key focus is youth development and the provision and improvement of health, education and sanitation facilities such as schools, clinics, to ...
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The Mexico Summer Project brings together young people from different countries for seven weeks of intercultural exchange, service work, and reflective learning among the indigenous communities of rural Mexico. Projects include a sustainable development p ...
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All Access Volunteers provides unique volunteer experiences while assisting in the long-term sustainability of our partner organizations throughout Central & South America. Projects include teaching, health care, conservation, building, community deve ...
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